Ambassador of Egypt in Belgrade Amr Aljowaily met with Tihomir Petkovic, mayor of the city of Uzice, during his visit as a guest of honour at the city’s annual celebrations 10 October.
Mayor Petkovic expressed desire for the establishment of a cooperation and twinning agreement with the city of Aswan, highlighting that the Zlatibor region is a centre of therapeutic resorts, including the Cigota Centre, known for the treatment of Thyroid gland related illnesses, as well as the healthy climate borne of the surrounding mountains and the Djetinja River.
For his part, Ambassador Aljowaily conveyed the invitation by Governor of Aswan General Ahmed Ibrahim, to the mayor of Uzice, to benefit from the unique tourism potentials of Aswan city, including eco-friendly hotels in the villages of West Suhail and the Island of Heissa, as well as safari fishing trips in Lake Nasser, and medical tourism specifically in the West Aswan village known for the treatment of rheumatism.
Aljowaily also highlighted the investment opportunities in marble, granite, as well as minerals in Aswan governorate, which also hosts the High Dam.
The ambassador concluded his remarks revealing that the two sides agreed to begin drafting a cooperation agreement between the two cities.
Uzice is the administrative centre of Zlatibor (western Serbia) with a population of about 80,000. It witnessed, this summer, for the first time, the participation of the Egyptian folkloric dance ensemble Qithara, an activity it decided to display in the documentary film it produced on the occasion of its yearly celebration.
The region of Zlatibor, and the surrounding area, hosts the Zlakusa pottery gathering as one of the largest in Serbia, with active Egyptian participation in its previous sessions.
Photo: courtesy of the Egyptian Embassy in Belgrade